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Quoteworthy: EA Interactive

"We're playing a much bigger game [than Zynga]. We're going after the $40 billion dollar digital market, where Facebook is just a segment. We're diversifying ourselves and putting ourselves in a better position to go after that. If you look at the way we're set up, our digital revenues range across MMOs, free-to-play, social, mobile, DLC, and PopCap now adds greater franchises. At the end of the day, Facebook is just one segment." -- EAi Executive VP Barry Cottle.

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17. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 14, 2011, 18:51 Sepharo
 
Do your MBAs say "My ask of you..." or "My only ask is..."

It's called a fucking question not an "ask".

Haven't heard synergy but they're still using "paradigm".

One that I personally need to stop using so often is, "As I said before..." because I'm sure it comes off as occasionally condescending but I've been training new guys for almost two months now and it tend to come up often. It's never accompanied by a sigh and I don't stress it or anything just a quick "Yeah like I was saying..." but I swear sometimes it's 3 times in 3 minutes.
 
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16. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 14, 2011, 14:01 Verno
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 14, 2011, 11:54:
MBAs are killing the human race. Discuss.


Pretty much this.
 
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15. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 14, 2011, 12:27 Beamer
 
MBAs are killing the human race. Discuss.

Stupidity is, especially when stupid people listen to stupid MBAs.
 
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14. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 14, 2011, 11:54 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
MBAs are killing the human race. Discuss.

 
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13. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 14, 2011, 11:51 Beamer
 
Culture is valid, though. In a broad sense at least. If you've worked for different companies, or often even two departments in the same company, you know how drastically different the culture can be and how that can impact how work gets done.


Truthfully I think culture is one of the most important parts of a job. If you go to a company in which you don't fit the culture you'll be miserable. If you're someone that hates working in teams and you join a company where the culture is everything is decided by group you'll be miserable. If you're someone that hates micromanagement but join a company where bosses are very involved with your work you'll be miserable.
 
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12. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 14, 2011, 10:11 Prez
 
I once heard my MBA Dept manager use 4 cliches in one sentence. Something like "Moving forward at the end of the day, every problem is really an opportunity, and this is where the rubber hits the road and everyone needs to give 110%." It was cliche overload.

I hate that guy; every time I hear a cliche now I want to throw up.

EDIT: And near as I can tell, "paradigm" has been replaced by "culture". Instead of a 'paradigm shift', we're told we need a 'culture shift'. Any which way it's all bullshit educated idiots spout to sound (here's another one:) "proactive".
 
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11. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 14, 2011, 10:01 Dev
 
Popcap has stuff in facebook anyway, so EA does have stuff going on in facebook just from that alone.  
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10. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 14, 2011, 09:39 Beamer
 
Even MBAs don't say "paradigm."

We do say "synergy," but we're smart enough to know it's a concept that really only exists in theory and very, very rarely practice.
 
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9. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 14, 2011, 08:57 Verno
 
It's a pretty common saying actually. Paradigm shift on the other hand is just silly MBA / Corporate Sales speak.  
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8. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 14, 2011, 08:32 Silicon Avatar
 
Who says "at the end of the day" anymore? It's like the 90s when everybody said "paradigm shift".

 
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7. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 14, 2011, 04:26 Grokk
 
The funny thing is, how long has EA been in the game and how long has Zynga?  
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6. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 14, 2011, 01:30 Tanto Edge
 
Zynga is diversifying as well. There're more and more mobile games released every day from their camp.  
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5. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 14, 2011, 01:10 Prez
 
Right or not, reading it made me want to throw up.  
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4. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 14, 2011, 00:51 Jivaro
 
PropheT wrote on Jul 13, 2011, 23:30:
Not sure why it's funny, he's right. If (when) something comes along and makes Facebook tank like MySpace eventually did, EA is set up a hell of a lot better than Zynga.

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3. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 13, 2011, 23:30 PropheT
 
Not sure why it's funny, he's right. If (when) something comes along and makes Facebook tank like MySpace eventually did, EA is set up a hell of a lot better than Zynga.  
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2. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 13, 2011, 22:42 OldScho0l
 
I almost sprayed my drink all over from laughing at this!  
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1. Re: Quoteworthy: EA Interactive Jul 13, 2011, 22:33 [VG]Reagle
 
OK this guy is a real idiot and needs fired asap.  
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